calling all troglodytes - how do i release a trapped tape? The vcr was unplugged prior to removal to "storage" but it was unoticed that a tape was already inserted - now despite connecting the Aiwa vcr to the mains power supply again the eject button refuses to do its job. The machine was moved initially to a colder room and is now bach to its normal site so I do not think condensation is the problem ?? Advanced thanks to whoever!
does any function on it work? do you have clock display, if the tape is laced up you will need to manually unlace it or you might snap it if you just try to pull it, if there are no functions or clock the likely cause is a start up capacitor in the power supply unit.